Description: Portrait of Maybelle Kelly, seated. Kelly was a music teacher and accompanist, well known in the musical circles of Marin County. She accompanied the Ross Symphony Orchestra and was the pianist for the Mill Valley Orchestra. Her pupils gave frequent recitals at Mill Valley's Outdoor Art Club.
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Maybelle Kelly (1888-1966) was a first cousin of Irene Coffin, not her aunt. According to her obituary she accompanied the Ross Symphony Orchestra in its annual concerts for many years. She was also the pianist with the Mill Valley Orchestra from its inception. Many artists from this group later joined the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Her music pupils gave frequent recitals at the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club. During World War I, she gave up her classes to serve with the American Red Cross overseas. Afterwards she established a studio in San Francisco. She never married.